Friday, March 11, 2016


Contentment vs. More

We're going to look at Hebrews 15:5-6 

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”” 
Things to think about: 
• last week we looked at keeping our hearts and minds free from lust and adultery. Verse 4 here deals with the same topic and then moves on to money in verse 5 
     • 2,000 years ago the issues were the same.  Modern man is not that unique. Why do you think this is the case? 

• what is the connection between the love of money and remembering that God will never leave us or forsake us? 
     • I feel one of the main areas I still need to work on is being content with what I have. All good gifts come from the Father of heavenly lights so why do I focus on what I don't have? 
      • isn't it a good American value to strive for more? 

• I am learning to take great comfort in knowing I am never without the Lord at my side through the Holy Spirit. 
     • is this part of your daily consciousness? Is it easy or hard for you to acknowledge this reality? 

• with God there is no place for fear. The writer says what can mere man do to me? 
     • are you struggling today with the fear of man (or woman) having power over you?  How can today's passage help you re-orient your thinking? 

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